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Offline curaga

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2021, 10:04:21 AM »
Yes, via the forum's admin interface.

Scraping would be a lot of work and still get only an imperfect copy.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2021, 12:05:49 PM »
Hi!

Probably I missed something, but as I understood from the discussion, the forum is not being backed up? Please tell me that I am wrong.

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2021, 12:04:33 AM »
That is correct. Our last backups are from 2019, we haven't had ssh access since.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2021, 02:53:55 PM »
I copied the forum in the form of separate html pages with the help of curl. Hope it will remain useless. Raw size is 793M, gzipped is 85M.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2021, 02:56:12 PM by jazzbiker »

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2021, 02:17:31 AM »
I copied the forum in the form of separate html pages with the help of curl. Hope it will remain useless. Raw size is 793M, gzipped is 85M.

hi @jazzbiker
 is this backup including attachments !! ?? !!

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2021, 07:26:39 AM »
Could some one just install some package to the simple forum, to make a backup.

https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=2664

By using the Upload or Download function in Package Manager.

https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Package_manager#Download_a_package_by_URL

Offline curaga

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2021, 10:03:36 AM »
I believe that would run to the same PHP limits as the built-in pages.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2021, 07:16:03 AM »
is there(or is there a way to offer) a bounty for successfully rescuing the COMPLETE forum database?

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2021, 10:18:13 AM »
We don't have any organization or funding sources, so no.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2021, 03:09:14 AM »
just saw this at slashdot:
https://developers.slashdot.org/story/21/11/27/0225217/addressing-bus-factor-php-gets-a-foundation

referencing:
https://thenewstack.io/php-gets-a-foundation-to-work-on-php-core/

wondering what the bus-factor is for tinycorelinux project itself as-well-as the forum we continue to build/contribute-to/expand/etc even though we can't administer and/or back-it-up?

would appreciate thoughts from most-active-members such as:
Rich - (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?action=profile;u=2311)
Juanito - (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?action=profile;u=4)
curaga - (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?action=profile;u=5)
bmarkus - (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?action=profile;u=240)

no offense to anyone intended(don't shoot the messenger)!

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2021, 09:09:02 PM »
The db is too big for PHP. It times out.

If you have cPanel access (assuming that's how you get to phpAdmin), then the db can be backed up via cron job (with mysqldump, maybe piped to gzip), then downloaded from the File Manager or, well, uploaded to wherever from another cron job.

That's how I had to get it done when facing a similar case (no SSH acceess). Would be happy to help, if needed!

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2021, 11:54:53 PM »
No, no cpanel access, so cron is not possible. Only forum admin access, I meant SMF's backup page.

@gadget42
The bus factor is low, and for the forum, arguably already happened.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2021, 12:55:29 PM »
so the forum could disappear forever...at virtually any point...given the currently understood situation.

do we even know where the server(s) are located and who owns it/them?

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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2021, 11:59:31 PM »
It's a virtual host somewhere, and the owner is known.
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Re: Unable to post (reply) in forum, 500 Internal Server Error
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2021, 08:44:05 AM »
maybe this can help:
https://www.dreamhost.com/pro-services/management/hacked-site-repair/

can pay the fee if required.

tried to send a pm but it kept failing...sigh...